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Canadian IT Market Forecaster

IDC's Canadian IT Market Forecaster complements our subscription research services, which aims to keep clients abreast of the latest technology and segmentation trends and opportunities. IDC's multidimensional research provides executives with insights into industry trends, strategic planners with unparalleled detail in sizing critical market segments, and sales and marketing organizations with tactical insights into new market opportunities. IDC's Canadian IT Market Forecaster is delivered in a pivot table so customers can evaluate and analyze market data across multiple dimensions. This flexible and dynamic tool allows clients to identify market opportunities and effectively position their products. The tool provides five-year end-user spending forecasts for 49 IT hardware, software and services markets segmented by industry, region, and company size, as well as historical data for one year. IDC offers the most granular multidimensional view of the Canadian IT and telecom markets with our Market Forecaster tools, with segmentation by industry, region, and size across hardware, software, IT services, and telecom markets.

Why Use Canadian IT Market Forecaster Data?

Because you need trusted, unbiased market data to make the right decisions. Whether you currently compete in one or multiple IT markets, are evaluating entry into a new IT market or region, or making an investment decision, data from IDC's Canadian IT Market Forecaster can help you.

Product Features

IDC's Canadian IT Market Forecaster contains Canadian data for all of IDC's IT hardware, software, and services markets. It includes:

  • Forecasts and historical data for 49 of IDC's IT markets
  • Complements IDC's existing research programs and includes all forecasts, not just those covered in detail in the CIS programs
  • Access to regular forecast updates based on IDC's latest research
  • End-user spending data segmented by 17 industries, 6 regions, and 10 size segments

Product Applications

Our research enables you to make decisions that are critical to your success:

  • Measure historical performance across multiple markets and segments.
  • Develop business plans with quantitative data on market sizes and forecasts.
  • Set goals or quotas based on market sizes, growth, or share.
  • Reduce time spent doing research when building sizing, forecasts, and business plans.
  • Align market sizes to your addressable market (by market, region, size, and industry).
  • Determine which segments offer the best opportunity for growth

Canadian IT Market Forecaster Product Snapshot

Canadian IT Market Forecaster: Segmentation

IT markets segments:

  • Application development software
  • Application platforms
  • Data access, analysis, and delivery
  • Integration and orchestration middleware
  • Quality and life-cycle tools
  • Structured data management software
  • Collaborative applications
  • Content applications
  • Customer relationship management (CRM) applications
  • Engineering applications
  • Enterprise resource management (ERM) applications
  • Operations and manufacturing applications
  • Supply chain management (SCM) applications
  • Network software
  • Security software
  • Storage software
  • System management software
  • System software
  • Base desktop PC
  • Base notebook PC
  • High-end enterprise servers
  • Midrange enterprise servers
  • Volume servers
  • Direct attached storage
  • Network attached storage
  • Storage area network
  • Storage — tape
  • Switches
  • Routers
  • IP telephony
  • Wireless LAN
  • Security appliances
  • Other data networking
  • Printers and multifunction printers
  • Smart handhelds
  • Media tablets
  • Monitor
  • IS consulting
  • Systems integration
  • Custom application development
  • Network consulting and integration
  • IS outsourcing
  • Network and desktop outsourcing
  • Application management
  • Hosted application management
  • Hosting infrastructure services
  • Software deploy and support
  • Hardware deploy and support
  • IT education and training

Company size segments:

  • 1–4 employees
  • 5–9 employees
  • 10–19 employees
  • 20–49 employees
  • 50–99 employees
  • 100–199 employees
  • 200–499 employees
  • 500–999 employees
  • 1,000+ employees
  • Consumer/home

Regional segments:

  • Atlantic (NS, NB, PEI, NFLD)
  • Quebec (QC, NVT)
  • Ontario (ON)
  • Manitoba/Saskatchewan (MB, SK)
  • Alberta (AB)
  • British Columbia (BC, YK, NWT)

Industry segments:

  • Primary
  • Discrete manufacturing
  • Process manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Transportation
  • Communications and media
  • Utilities
  • Wholesale and distribution
  • Retail
  • Banking
  • Insurance
  • Financial markets
  • Business services
  • Federal government
  • Provincial and local government
  • Education
  • Health

Delivery Schedule

Canadian IT Market Forecaster subscribers receive two updates to IDC's IT market forecaster data. Pivot tables are delivered via email and the Canadian IT Market Forecaster offers additional market forecasts and history not covered in published IDC research documents:

  • Semiannual updates: April and September

About the Canadian IT Market Forecaster Database

IDC's Canadian IT Market Forecaster is delivered in a pivot table so customers can evaluate and analyze market data across multiple dimensions. This flexible and dynamic tool allows clients to identify market opportunities and effectively position their products. The tool provides five-year end-user spending forecasts for 49 IT markets segmented by industry, region, and company size, as well as historical data for one year. IDC offers the most granular multidimensional view of the Canadian IT and telecom markets with our Market Forecaster tools, with segmentation by industry, region, and size across hardware, software, IT services, and telecom markets.

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